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Published: 16 April 2020

364 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190073466

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The Gun Debate

What Everyone Needs to Know®

Second Edition

Philip J. Cook and Kristin A. Goss

What Everyone Needs To Know®

  • Distills a complex and polarizing issue into a concise and easily understood examination of the most important questions in the debate over guns and gun policy
  • Approaches this hot-button topic from a balanced, evidence-based perspective

New to this Edition:

  • Substantial revisions throughout to keep the statistics; analysis of current events; and new court cases, policies and legislation up-to-date
  • New topics for questions include: Home production of guns, Arming teachers, Effect of guns on domestic violence, Impact of gun violence on quality of life, Psychological trauma from exposure to gun violence, State preemption laws, Smart guns, Police investigation of gun violence, Shootings by the police, The effect of concealed weapons on crime rates, The effects of violence on-screen and in entertainment on real world violence, The exposure to gun violence and its influence on mental health, The ability of authorities to disarm people who aren't allowed to have a gun
  • Substantive changes to questions about politics, advocacy organizations, public opinion, Second Amendment litigation, and other issues that have been transformed by prominent mass shootings and the recent volatile politics
  • Significant revision to the chapter on the gun control movement to capture its growth, diversification, and strategic changes over the last five years, as well as the effects of mass shootings such as Parkland on mobilization and lawmaking
  • Changes to the final policy chapter to reflect the pragmatic turn in gun-related policymaking to reflect passage of laws that have received bi-partisan support and are tailored to high-risk individuals

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